I have a new constellation of appetites, see? I’ve long bragged of needing neither gods nor jesters beyond my own circle. “All my heroes are friends of mine,” I’ve claimed, “and all my comedians are a phonecall away.”
I’m not sure this stance has come undone, but lately I find myself noshing on biographies and comedies like they were pineapple and ham. Thus I’m begging, tell me who’s funny!
Here’s where I’m at, for reference:
Contemporarily Speaking: Tom Scharpling is king. Patton Oswalt is also great.
Old Days: Woody Allen, Bill Murray.
Older Days: Peter Sellers, Alec Guinnes.
What do I need? There’s a lotta damn holes here! Something on the tv? A comic book or movie? Ooh, a comedy record?
Recommendations, please. As for bios, I’m fine; still got two volumes of old Trotsky to go.